"Apocalypse of the Fifth Sun!": This story is reprinted from The Flash #306.
Appearing in "Apocalypse of the Fifth Sun!"
- Lords of Chaos
- Malferrazae (also as Totec)
- Mexico City (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Apocalypse of the Fifth Sun!"
This story is reprinted from The Flash #306.
A terrible vision from the Crystal Orb of Nabu warns Doctor Fate of an incoming threat and he goes to the Boston Museum of Natural History, where some cultist have performed the sacred ritual to bring the powerful Lords of Chaos known as Totec.
In the meantime, Inza Nelson is alone at the Tower of Fate, pondering her current situation with the man she loves. Inza recalls the events that caused Kent Nelson to meet Nabu, the Lord of Order when he was just a child and he was trained in the powerful mystic arts until he reached adulthood and was bestowed the powers of Nabu in the form of the sacred items, the Helmet of Fate and the Amulet of Anubis. Inza's memory jumps forwards to the most recent event, where she discussed with Kent for the divergence that the presence of Doctor Fate was causing in their lives. Just a few moments prior to the grim warning by the Crystal Orb, Nelson told Inza that her need for attention is just as important as his quest as Fate and if she can't undertand that, then they might not have a future together.
After remembering, Inza decides to seek Nelson and try to help him, but unknown to her, Doctor Fate is currently in the middle of a fight against Totec. Their powers are even matched and the fight seems to get nowhere until Inza breaks into the place and Fate becomes distracted by her presence. Totec notices the distraction and uses it to his advantage by grabbing Inza and using her against Fate. Unable to use his magic out of fear of harming Inza, Fate is defeated and Totec captures them both before he starts the final summonning that will cause the fifth massive extintion event on Earth.
Appearing in "Twilight of the Fifth Sun"
Synopsis for "Twilight of the Fifth Sun"
This story is reprinted from The Flash #307.
Doctor Fate and Inza Kent have been trapped by the Lord of Chaos known as Malferrazae, who has existed under the identity of the ancient Aztec God of destruction Totec. With both Inza and Fate under his control, Totec travels to Mexico City, to rebuild the ancient city of Tenochtitlan and recover the lost temple source of his power.
With his powers renewed, Totec sends Doctor Fate to another dimension, where all his former cultists and worshippers have survived in the form of undead beings. Totec recalls that he lost his powers after the Spanish conquest of Mexico, which eliminated most of his worshippers, eliminating his source of power. Now that he has been released, Totec plans to set the "Fifth Sun" in motion, which will bring the destruction of mankind and the fifth massive extintion in the history of Earth.
Meanwhile, Doctor Fate has managed to overcome the undead army and Totec notices that Fate grows weaker with every effort he makes to eliminate them. In order to give the final blow, Totec uses his powers to use the jealousy he has sensed in Inza towards Fate and transforms the human feeling into a powerful monster which he sends to fight against Fate, hoping to eliminate the only challenger standing in his way to achieve his goal of massive destruction. The jealousy monster attacks Fate, but the powerful Lord of Order is unable to destroy it without killing Inza in the process.
Appearing in "Dawn of the Fifth Sun"
Synopsis for "Dawn of the Fifth Sun"
This story is reprinted from The Flash #308.
The Lord of Chaos Malferrazae has sent the jealousy creature born from Inza Nelson to defeat Doctor Fate. If Fate manages to destroy the monster, Inza would die as a result, crushing Kent Nelson's and ending his desire to continuie his work as Doctor Fate, allowing Malferrazae to cause the fifth massive extintion on Earth. Confident of his victory, Malferrazae starts to drain away the life out of Inza while Fate fights the monster.
The struggle takes Fate and the jealousy monster across the West Coast of the US and they wreack havoc through their path. Eventually, Fate gets the upper hand in the fight and his powers could destroy the creature, but he senses something familiar coming from the thing. Fate suspects that the monster has a strange connection to Inza and to make sure, he summons the Orb of Nabu for the insight required to unravel the mystery.
Using his magic, Fate learns the truth behind the mysterious connection between the monster and Inza. Knowing that the destruction of one would result in the other's death, Fate uses his powers to rescue Inza from Malferrazae's grip. Unfortunately, Fate is fully focused on retrieving Inza and doesn't notice the monster sneaking up behind him and removing the Helmet of Fate, just as Inza is dragged towards him. Without the powers of Fate, Kent Nelson recovers his normal consciousness and watches as Inza plunges to a likely death.
Appearing in "Tomorrow Is Forever"
- Malferrazae (Final appearance; dies)
- Inza's Jealousy Demon (Final appearance; dies)
- Dr. Vernon Copeland (First appearance)
- United States of America
Synopsis for "Tomorrow Is Forever"
This story is reprinted from The Flash #309.
Kent Nelson recovers, not knowing what just happened. He finds himself in what appears to be Hollywood, except the entire place has been destroyed by some supernatural force. Nelson is shocked when he spots the body of a woman and his surprise turns to grief when he realizes it is Inza, his wife. Inza's body is a deteriorating corpse, but despite her lifeless condition, her spirit speaks to Nelson and tells him what happened.
The Lord of Chaos Malferrazae is responsible for destroying the world by creating earthquakes and he also separated Inza's own jealousy from her mind and body and turned the entity into an evil demon to fight Doctor Fate. The jealousy demon took the Helmet of Fate from Nelson during their fight and so he lost his conscience and abilities. Much to Malferrazae's satisfaction, Kent Nelson gives into despair, but Inza's spirit tells him that she could still be revived. Thanks to the longevity essence that Fate used on her to stop her natural aging, her soul is preserved despite the damage done to her body and all Kent has to do is return the jealousy entity back to her body to make her whole again.
With renewed strength, Nelson stands and confronts the jealousy demon, who is holding the Helmet of Fate, taunting Nelson to take it back. The jealousy demon tries to get Nelson's full attention, unaware that this would be it's downfall. Nelson approaches and gives the demon what she desires, but in doing so, the entity has entered in a loophole. Because Nelson has showed passion for her, she has become jealous of herself and so, the entity consumes itself, losing power. Nelson takes the chance to attack the demon and take the Helmet of Fate back.
With the Helmet in his power, Doctor Fate returns and uses a spell to force the jealousy entity back into Inza's body, returning the woman her life and youth. Once that has been taken care of, Fate plunges himself to space, where he increases his own size until he can stand on Earth. Taking his powers and abilities to the limit, Fate creates a mighty mystical effect that covers the entire planet, restoring the damage done by Malferrazae and destroying the Lord of Chaos for good.
Once peace has been restored on Earth, Fate returns to his mortal form and descends to where Inza is waiting for him. Kent removes the Helmet and breaks down out of exhaustion, but Inza takes care of him, finally realizing that Fate is not a threat or an enemy to her, as they both want nothing but Nelson's well-being, which includes her own safety as well. Like this, the loving couple decide to return home to heal their wounds and prepare for the next time Doctor Fate is needed.
Meanwhile at the Boston Museum of Natural History, the new curator, Vernon Copeland, is eager to meet his co-worker, Inza, who he deems as the most beautiful woman he has ever seen.
- Issue reprints the original cover to The Flash #310 by Keith Giffen. The story itself is reprinted in Immortal Doctor Fate #3.
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